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03:13Race action

125cc race is ongoing

03:47Crash

Heinz Lüthi crashes coming out of the last corner

04:15Crash

Manuel Hernandez limps away from his bike

04:23Crash

Replay: Heinz Lüthi crash

06:48Start

250cc race start: Reinhold Roth leads

09:42Race action

Sito Pons leads

11:12Overtake

Juan Garriga takes third from Dominique Sarron

12:08Overtake

Jacques Cornu takes the lead

16:37Race action

Sito Pons leads again

17:01Crash

Hans Becker crashes out

17:37Crash

Replay: Hans Becker crash

22:28Crash

Harald Eckl crashes on the last lap

22:48Overtake

Jacques Cornu comes out of the slip stream into first

23:30Checkered flag

Jacques Cornu wins for Switzerland

24:16Off-track action

Fans celebrate with Cornu

25:08Interview

Injured Eddie Lawson hopes for a good race finish

25:52Interview

Wayne Gardner shares his thoughts

27:58Start

500cc race start: Niall Mackenzie leads

29:03Battle

Wayne Gardner, Kevin Schwantz and Christian Sarron swap for lead

30:28Overtake

Wayne Gardner leads again

30:50Race action

Christian Sarron leads from Wayne Gardner

31:21Battle

Battle for the lead continues

31:56Crash

Niall Mackenzie's bike is wheeled off

33:02Race action

The top three break away

33:28Crash

Patrick Igoa and Shunji Yatsushiro crash out

35:06Overtake

Christian Sarron retakes the lead

39:00Battle

4-way battle for the lead

43:48Overtake

Eddie Lawson leads for the first time

47:10Overtake

Eddie Lawson and Wayne Gardner tangle for the lead

51:33Battle

Eddie Lawson and Wayne Gardner swap for the lead

56:38Caution

Wayne Gardner has a problem and loses the lead

57:08Checkered flag

Eddie Lawson wins

58:08Interview

Wayne Gardner explains the problem

59:47Interview

Out of breath, Eddie Lawson gives his thoughts

French Bike GP 1988

2018-09-051:01:42
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Duke Classics - Bike GP

About

With Championship leader Eddie Lawson nursing an injury and Christian Sarron dominating practice, the French GP looked like a foregone conclusion. But what unfolded was one of the most intense and captivating races ever. For lap after lap Sarron, Wayne Gardner and Kevin Schwantz traded the lead until, from nowhere, Lawson muscled his Marlboro Yamaha to the front.

Superb camera angles bring you all the action as the drama unfolds in the blistering sun. With just three laps to go, World Champion Gardener looked certain to win, but cruel fate intervened on the very last lap - and our cameras were there to capture the heartbreaking moment.

The 1988 French GP was sensational from start to finish, and this DVD brings you every vital moment from a truly historic race. There's also interviews with Lawson and Gardner.

This exceptional record also includes coverage of the fantastic 250cc event, which saw Sito Pons and Jacques Cornu locked in a race-long slipstreaming duel while others, including Juan Garriga and Luca Cadalora, fought their own battles throughout the field. Plus, there's a short look at Jorge Martinez's 125cc victory.

Channel:Duke Classic Videos
About this program:Duke Classics - Bike GP
Episode title:French Bike GP 1988
Season:1980's
Episode number:22
Date:1988-07-24
Run time:1:01:42
Category:Racing coverage
Production:Duke
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